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reason why he should care about you and. this is why you should care only. the ukrainian army shells didn't ask again killing at least eleven civilians and troubling video emerges showing what could be the use of prohibited incendiary weapons. sanctions fever coals in europe as leader after leader comes out against further economic restrictions on russia with businesses in their countries already feeling the sting of moscow's countermeasures. the us government deploys armed to the teeth security officers to contain countrywide protests demanding justice over the bullies killing all the teenager.
this is our senior national coming to live from moscow as five pm here on marina josh welcome now the very center of the knee has been bombed by the ukrainian military which says it's part of the final stage of freeing the city from local militia be warned that a video we're about to show you contains some graphic images now this has emerged online at appears to show the aftermath of the attack a shopping center and an office block were wrecked another shell hit a university building and at least eleven people were killed in this latest bombardment while in the previous three days over seventy have died the ukrainian army is using heavy artillery such as rocket launchers but the locals claim something more sinister is also being deployed.
on thursday night people into the ask reported that along with the now familiar sound of bombing came this video can be very fine but locals claim it shows incendiary devices being used similar to those apparently deployed by the military during the blockade of and none other eastern city a couple of months ago former u.k. army officer charles shoebridge believes it's now up to ukraine to prove that this was not an attack involving incendiaries at the end of the day the onus i think must be on ukraine to assure all reassure the community and even reassure the people in east ukraine and donetsk discussed before as to what the kind of munition is that they're using they could of course play this up very quickly simply by revealing. having it verified by people you know what i'm talking about on the ground and elsewhere as to what the weapon is all the luminance is that they're using an education and that could satisfy this inquiry i think very easily or
failing that of course some kind of independent investigation would be needed now let's look at where this is all happening did ask here is the regional capital and almost a million people used to live in the city which has been under regular fire since may and three months it's soft heard at least one hundred twenty eight attacks from a credit military and since the government launched what it calls it sent a terror operation in the east over eight hundred civilians have been killed in that and ask region refinish now has more on this is she's in the area for us there . we witnessed dramatic escalation of the ukrainian crisis and the city often yes going to ask region see the fiercest clashes with the shelling continue nation in the last three days seventy four civilians were killed including children and more than one hundred others were injured we have to say this is really complicated to count victims and one of the reasons behind that is that the fighting is going to go in but we hear from the u.n. human rights watchdog that up to seventy people are killed or injured every day in
eastern ukraine many have all deflowered the cities and this area and actually the country but those who still remain there how have in their every day struggle to survive still a little it's still. just still if over live. i mean you want. your. stuff or. lugansk remains another epicenter will kiev calls it's anti terror curation in eastern ukraine severe clashes erupted on the roads connecting lugansk and in the as these two large cities and this is a strategy to separate and to government fighters from these two big cities and also we see clashes on the roads leading from lugansk to the russian front here we
are now at the russian ukrainian border and we used to cross into ukraine and to go to the guns to cover this situation on the ground has really hard situation from humanitarian point of view as well and of course from security point of view but recently we cannot do it because it became very dangerous. now marie if nelson is watching the tragedy unfold in eastern ukraine follow her on twitter to find interviews with the locals from lugansk region. for foreign backers the level of civilian deaths in the east as a result of heavy weaponry is getting tough to avoid although when washington was asked about that it wasn't enough to dance its on shakable support for kiev's methods. we call on the attorneys to take every step to avoid the local population as they try to free the city from the separatists but do you support that specific you said heavy artillery that could carry the risk of civilian casualties and we've
called on them not to use a weapon that could increase that but again we're very supportive of the training here it's a tough fight there and and we do think that the ultimate goal here needs to be the city has not been under the control of it. and almost three hundred russian trucks back to where the relief supplies have reached the border of ukraine it's now being transferred to the red cross who will then distribute it customs officials and journalist earlier sifted through the contents and so far they found nothing out of the ordinary despite a wild speculation that raged when the journey began instead they catalogued hundreds of tons of food medical supplies and emergency equipment ukrainian border troops are now doing their paperwork and after which the aid could set off for the besieged city square hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped in circling army. several western journalists have raised the alarm over what they say were russian a.p.c.'s crossing into ukraine they provided these photos showing armored
vehicles on roads in and added the fireball locations a russian border guard spokesman told us what they saw could have been a local patrol group. government there there were due to the regular shelling of russian territory and the fact that ukrainian soldiers are increasingly often crossing the border we are taking all the necessary steps to safeguard those living near the border does that and we've created mobile groups of border guards who are sent to areas where locals report shelling or fighting i'd like to suggest that they act only on russian territory. meanwhile a global campaign in support of a missing russian journalist is picking up pace the un the e.u. and a myriad of rights groups have called on key if to secure his release the ukrainian government though has been silent only admitting to arresting him under a stand in is a career a photographer who's been covering conflicts all over the world and a hash x.-ray andrew has been trending on social networks has been missing for ten
days and so far there have been only mixed signals about where he may be. fury over the killing of an unarmed teenager by a police officer in ferguson missouri has spread to some ninety cities across the u.s. from washington to listen to us demonstrators all over the country demand of the security forces be held accountable for their actions new york was shaken by one of the largest rallies a sounds block times square despite a demonstrations were made in a largely peaceful police made several arrests and for some people defied police warnings and gathered for a fifth night our businesses which are going to is there. a few thousands of people the street doesn't get again to demonstrate following the killing of eighteen year olds are normal teen michael brown. a popular opinion
among ferguson residents is that what has been going on here has been largely misrepresented by the media do you think rich that these protests are received in the media or they go there now. because they showed us that we have freedom of speech because protests anytime we want twenty four hours a day at the beach obviously average continues to be the prevailing emotion here on these streets i just want to justice for here i really do. on wednesday night we saw the most violent clashes thus far. police in riot gear and protesters where gas was you. problem bullets were flying the street was battered with the tear gas cans and certainly it was extremely chaotic on the ground and arrest of two journalists took place some journalists were hit with some tear gas including ourselves we had
a blast take place just steps away from we were standing for now political statements about accountability justice and an independent investigation remains just words and not deeds this community intends to keep coming out on to the streets until those promises become reality. mine resistant military vehicles have once roamed the sands of iraq and policeman arms to the teeth and rallies in ferguson these cars a social media eruption mocking tweets pointed out that officers were in fact better equipped than the wartime soldiers some went as far as comparing the whole situation to something you'd find only in a police state well this map right here shows how the hashtag ferguson spread across twitter it didn't take long for the subject to goal for us before spreading across the atlantic to europe political columnist how raul believes that until the police stop acting as an occupying force people's anger won't subside. it's not the first time this has happened you know this is
a situation that repeats itself in all sorts of african-american communities across the united states that are policed as though they were occupied territory by highly militarized i would say u.s. troops but local police who are equipped as though they were occupying afghanistan or iraq so you know that there is no connection whatsoever but just hostility between the communities that are being policed and the police that are supposed to be serving them that's the big issue that's the big problem and i don't see how the president in his investigation over this one incident would be able to make much headway there and the shooting of michael brown is just the latest scandal revolving around mass outrage over police mortality in the u.s. in july and asthmatic man die after an officer put him in a chokehold even though the victim repeatedly said that he had difficulty bringing this months and mentally ill man who was gunned down by police during an
investigative stop and one of the most distressing incidents took place in georgia in may when a baby was severely injured by a stun grenade and police raid officers have got the wrong house. coming up hiding your source of information from the u.s. authorities could cost you dear friend freedom once again soften the blow in america with a new york times investigative journalist facing prison for keeping his lips sealed plus. while salaries in israel calls for the government to put an end to how mosque residents in the west bank launched a mass boycott of products in an attempt to undermine televisa economy that more after the break.
my. welcome back this is r.t. now statement by statement is a changing their tune with regards to sanctions now that they are on the receiving end hungary's prime minister has stated that by imposing sanctions on russia europe is shooting itself in the food while nearby austria's every culture minister confirmed dab industry there has already lost six million dollars as a result of russia's retail food and barca fair minded parents as adding more sanctions must be avoided at all costs and its presidency is meeting of a lot of reporting to discuss trade as well as other issues on the orifice going office following the sanctions drama. well the two leaders have discussed we know the crisis in ukraine with the finnish leaders saying that it's a catastrophe which is affecting the entire europe and has to be resolved immediately they also spoke about the ties between russia and finland trade ties
which have fallen by around eight percent and this is the first time that president putin is meeting with any of e.u. leaders since the european union introduced the late of set of sanctions targeting whole sectors of the russian economy and since moscow imposed the ban on the import of different food affecting a lot of european products finland was quite heavily affected by that but the european union in general was hit pretty hard and here are some figures that we've prepared for you because of the restrictions introduced by russia all countries which have been taking part in anti russian sanctions the european union alone is expected to lose up to seven billion dollars but more specifically the worst hit member states or the netherlands which could lose up to two billion dollars lithuania one point two billion poland around one billion dollars and germany around some one hundred ninety five million many european farmers are now calling on european authorities for compensation but the problem is the e.u.
emergency funds designated for these purposes is only around four hundred million euros which is obviously not enough. i don't know what we're going to do of this continues the crops in the region are threatened i have people who work for me on monday morning i told them to stay home i don't know what i'm going to do. the peaches since leaving the gate this is so difficult this production is a major loss we can make up for it and we won't receive compensation from the bulgarian government or from the european union. for business the ban on imports to russia will mean a collapse for sure we have to stop our production its revenues will not be enough to cover the costs of things like logistics in the meantime even. and ministers are holding an emergency meeting in brussels one of the issues discussed is also the crisis in ukraine but also the relationship with russia where more specifically what to do next in this situation which has truly become pretty complicated now
press freedom is a basic right written into the u.s. constitution but it's one apparently not enjoyed by new york times journalist james risin and he's now facing jail for not revealing a whistleblower source is going to reports this could result in a major blow to investigative journalism in the u.s. . this is a petition with one hundred thousand signatures on it demanding that the u.s. government stop its to see that new york times journalist james writes that the u.s. justice department wants him to give up than most of the source which james lies and as we've seen through time and time again now the justice department considers forcing. and his chain slicing continues to refuse he may go to jail the source has provided him with information about a bungled cia operation in iran which the journalist used in his two thousand and six book state of war games where as it was first subpoenaed in two thousand and eight to testify against james sterling before him
a cia employee who was later charged under the espionage act for allegedly disclosing secrets to the reporter was an appeal to the u.s. supreme court earlier this year to get the justice department to revoke its word quest for him to testify but to no avail that i want to give any details about the case but i can just say that i you know i think this is really all about. the issue of press freedom in america and about whether or not we're going to have. that continue to you know the rest of investigative reporting in america that's the central issue. risin is a two time pulitzer prize winner one of his pulitzer swas for his reporting on the warrantless wiretapping program under george w. bush and another for reporting in the aftermath of the nine eleven attacks numerous press freedom groups and prominent journalists are now backing him by shedding light on his persecution. we think people like james rising of the new york times
should be put on a pedestal. and the people in this department of justice building think he should be put in prison we can't get the story unless people who know the story. can talk to us without fear of. retaliation. the obama administration has already prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined and the view that many people share here is that if the government is indeed successful in forcing the journey james writes in to testify against his alleged sorts it could be a major blow to investigative journalism what's in washington going to check on our team. and a party that used to be on the fringe of british politics is hitting the donations jackpot the deeply years skeptic you can the panels party has managed to raise more money than the junior government group the liberal democrats are to com has got that story. and we've all got used to exploring cities through google street
view but how about heading underwater online learn how we could soon explore the beauty the nice to see. thousands of people have marched in tel aviv to saying to the military for its offensive against the palestinians demonstrators called on the government and the army to and hamas rocket attacks from gaza once and for all and estimated ten thousand israelis gathered for the first major demonstration backing the i.d.f. military campaign in gaza israel spend more than a month bombarding the territory in defense from hamas rocket fire to land to sea and air assault killed nearly two sounds and palestinians most of them civilians and children israel lost sixty four soldiers during the campaign but as heresy reports for r.t. people in the west bank are now using another kind of weapon to support gaza and heard tell of. a boycott of his of goods in the west bank has gained momentum
during israel's war in gaza given the trade between israel on the palestinian territories is worth hundreds of millions of dollars a mass boy called the goods could be a significant development when i became something of a chick with wood if it is made in israel or outside followed by some radius. all of. the money would go to the military who are the. who is bob being my brothers and it feels amazing it feels like an it's way for existence it feels like i'm resisting in a way and it's not just consumers taking the initiative shops themselves including large supermarket chains have joined in to some scenes previously fifty percent of our sales were israeli goods now it's dropped to five percent however israeli economists generally disagree i doubt that it will have any serious effect on the economy because. the palestinian market is not
a big market in israel this wave of boycotting israeli goods is making people feel empowered not since the second intifada has a campaign gain so much momentum say palestinians they hope that they'll be an impact that will change the dynamic of the israeli palestinian conflict but it seems unlikely that there will be any meaningful impact on the broader israeli economy fia r.t. jerusalem now cross nazi ideology with hipster fashion and you get them sers young people trying to make the far right ideas fashionable in germany this new generation supporters is using everything from online t.v. shows to group seminars to counteract the stigma surrounding their views peter oliver spoke to one of their most prominent members. the modern face of the far right in germany fs in t.v. is an online show that preaches that it's ok to hold these political beliefs in a country with
a dark history of dealing with fascism the star of the show is thirty one year old patrick schroeder he told me that it's time to change the image of the right wing. we want to rebrand our image to show we aren't crazies we want to show their ideas aren't dramatic in the media were called nazis fascists all of that with strong views on immigration and t l g b t rights and a firm belief that multiculturalism is wrong schroeder along with his anonymous co-host vendetta have been labeled as part of a new wave of neo nazi hipster in germany called by some we don't refer to ourselves as ministers if people want to call us that then they can go ahead we're willing to use any possibilities to present ourselves as well as the show should also give seminars to educate followers how to present themselves to the public these mentions feed when you see a person like that what do you think even if he's right i'm not voting for him
clothes and music are a big part of the movement targeting under thirty who aren't happy with the current government and what they see as the glorification of the extreme left. here we have one of our teachers that we sell this shows the one hundred thirty million plus victims murdered by communists over the years. the former skinhead speaks like a p.r. manager a consummate showman schroeder is articulate funny and gregarious after spending some time with patrick it's hard not to be intimate by him but i wanted to speak to somebody to find out if there's any potential risks of packaging ideas this way. of putting into it is that you don't see. that behind you have something that is particularly appealing or might be appealing to a young person you have attractive office to engage. in chic counterculture and youth culture and practice so for the thoughts were to systematically put in place to attract people and then silently smokefree combined with messages twenty three
images and showed a insists he is nonviolent but nip still or not and face n.t.v. is here to stage with an eighty eight episode set to air at the end of august they are looking to convince more of germany's youth disenchanted with the status quo that it's ok to turn to the far right peter all over germany and howard's events are fracking broadcasters have gathered in blackpool the first location for fracking in the u.k. to call for a stop to drilling in the country meanwhile amid all the concerns of the possible dangers of a controversial gas distraction technique a government study into its impact has been revealed to have had numerous key passages removed the order has more on what was predicted. whatever that paper is published by the government don't tend to rival i guess the christie in the religion apartment put this into law for courts put out by death row the department
for environment food in rural affairs has an air of mystery around a classic his a major chunk of the study relating to the consular official issue of the right wing and the fact that running on right wing then say the word redacted appears sixty three times in this report so it's not so much about who done it because we know it was a white hole but it is a why done it the draft report was released not long off to westminster offered up two thirds of england to any energy companies that want to bid for shale gas drilling licenses to people desperate to find out what the sense of pots a hiding a roland i'm a retailer they've been trying to sell their home in rasika in lancashire last year they found by isn't degreed a price but the sale fell through when plans to frack in the area emerged are good
at what. among. some m.p.'s have been calling for the government to offer financial compensation to homeowners like bowl and annmarie who could lose money because of neighbor i drilling but westminster has so far refused to offer payouts saying that fracking will herald a new era of cheap energy and boost the economy we asked defra why they had sent said parts of the shale gas study a government spokesperson said there is no evidence that house prices have been affected in over half a century of oil and gas exploration in the u.k. or evidence that this would be the case with shale this government believes the trial has a positive part to play in our future energy mix providing energy security driving growth and creating jobs.
for sales of people with. hope. or one. campaign as have accused the government of trying to hide the risks of fracking for local communities they're demanding the release of the full on a bridge government study in a bid to try and solve this fracking mystery before it turns into a horror for those affected by it polly boy london now stand by for another a fired up cross stock after the break. baltimore is considering making their curfew for minors even stricter for the last twenty years children caught on the street up until midnight were in deep trouble with the police but now this will be made even earlier starting at nine or ten pm
depending on their age and the day of the week can the government impose a curfew on youths well yes if we think about it people under eighteen can't sign contracts join the army smoke cigarettes or vote because they're legally not responsible for their own actions so yeah that whole freedom of association guaranteed by the constitution really only applies once you're an adult who can in theory be responsible for associating with certain people on a street corner at midnight although legally this is ok ideologically there's something wrong with the idea i remember hearing in school all the talk about living in the greatest country on earth and how many freedoms we have in america but the problem is that it is hard for teenagers to believe all these nice slogans when they have to dodge police just for walking down the street in their own home town getting a two hundred fifty dollar fine for leaving your house doesn't make you feel like you're living in the greatest country on earth i mean it sure didn't when they put up a curfew in my neighborhood in the night.